Midnight 15 October signifies closed slurry spreading season – This is a particularly busy time for farmers so please take five minutes and click on the photo or link below to read this article about how one man survived a close encounter with a hidden killer – Hydrogen Sulphide.
Co. Antrim farmer Alex Walker shared his story with UTV News about the dangers of mixing slurry and the lessons he has learnt from his experience. Slurry gases are poisonous and at certain concentrations ONE BREATH CAN KILL so please farm safely!
• Rely on filter type facemasks.
• Use gas monitors as a substitute for working safely.
• Have naked flames near slurry, as slurry gas mixture is flammable.
• Stand close to the exhaust of a vacuum tanker when it is being filled.
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